|High School:||Yarmouth High School|
Sam Gerken enters his junior year at UMA. In his sophomore season, he recorded his best 8K race of the season at the YSCC Championship with a time of 30:47. Gerken will also being running for the track and field team in it's first year at UMA.
Gerken ran cross country for the Yarmouth Clippers in high school and finished second in the 800-meter run at the Class B indoor track and field state championships in 2015, running a 2:02.2. Sam is a transfer from Wentworth Institute of Technology where he ran for their indoor track program this past season notching a 2:00.30 at the BU Valentine Invitational. Sam also set school records for Wentworth in the 600 and 500 meter events as well.